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    Walking time 

    Gütersloh has 1,288 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 40 days. And, when you need to get home there are 293 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Gütersloh.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Gütersloh has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Gütersloh has more than 42,513 street lamps, which use 2.1 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 0.7 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 0.6% of Gütersloh’s total area, 112 square kilometers. That means each of Gütersloh’s 100,194 residents has an average of 7 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Gütersloh want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 127 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 1 km long.


    More than 38 sights and monuments, and far more than 322 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Gütersloh. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Gütersloh offers more than 12 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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